Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has lashed out at former coach Santiago Solari for what he said was "ugly" treatment and hinted at a potential exit in the summer if he is not first choice next season.
Santiago Solari reduced his role further and went on to not select him for a dead rubber against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage in a game that saw Los Blancos send out a heavily rotated side.
Speaking to El Partidazo Cope, as per ESPN, he said, "The last game of the Champions League group stages was a pretty ugly day. We were already qualified, so almost all my teammates got a chance to play, but I did not."
"Obviously it was difficult to accept. But I looked forward and kept working. It has been a pretty difficult season. I spoke very little with Solari, but I knew that I would not play no matter what I did. I always had faith that things would change."
Keylor Navas feels he didn't get a fair chance under Santiago Solari...😕— Goal (@goal) March 20, 2019
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The Costa Rican, who was picked in the starting XI by Zinedine Zidane for the first La Liga match of his second spell as Real Madrid manager, also hinted at leaving the club if he is not promised regular playing time.
Zidane was non-committal after the match, saying that both goalkeepers would get regular chances to prove themselves and then the situation would be analysed in the summer.
He said, "I don't know. Competition is always healthy -- I have no problem getting on with anyone. My relationship [with Courtois] is normal. I have a contract and have always said my dream was to play at Real Madrid. But I would not like to have another year like this one."
"I know that Zidane will tell me the truth, he is a great coach who gives a chance to all his players."